Sean LewisEMMY Award-winning journalist Sean Lewis joined joined WGN News in 2008.

He currently anchors the WGN Morning News Saturday and Sunday and files reports for WGN News at Five and Nine during the week.

Sean came back home to Chicagoland after more than two years as weekend anchor at WWBT-TV, the NBC affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. Sean grew up watching Chicago news but has lived and worked throughout the Midwest.

His first job was in the chilly city of Fargo, North Dakota where he served as reporter. His moves also included reporter in Madison, Wisconsin and morning anchor in Rockford, IL.

In Rockford, Sean served on the board of AIDS Care Network and was named “Best Newswriter” by the Illinois Associated Press.

In 2009, the Associated Press recognized Sean again for his special report on the student journalists who were the first on the scene of the NIU Shootings.

He’s an active member of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and frequently speaks to community groups.

Lewis is an avid supporter of Shelter, Inc., a non-profit focused on helping abused and neglected children in the Northwest  suburbs as well as Chicago’s Legacy Project, which provides education on the contributions of LGBT people throughout history.

Sean is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.